Latest posts by KT53

Shed colours

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 11:18
Hostafan1 wrote (see)


I quote verbatim

" take no notice of the bleedin' website. Just get it on"


Thank you so much for the opinion of a pro  I shall do as advised.

Shed colours

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 15:18

Thanks Hostafan. Looking on the Sadolin site, they state that the clear preservatives must be coated with stain or paint which does defeat the object somewhat 

Shed colours

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:59

I know of the Shades range, but I just want something to preserve the timber without changing the colour.  Yacht varnish would do the job but I don't want a shiny shed or to need to do it every year.

Shed colours

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:41

We like the colour our shed has faded to, but there doesn't seem to be a clear preservative available.  Any I've found online are intended as an undercoat before painting.  If anyone knows of the equivalent of clear Cuprinol or similar, I'd love to hear about it. 

Magazine titles

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:23

Quick search on 'Allotment magazine' brought up loads.

Slug explosion

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:19

When I saw the thread title I had a pretty disgusting image go through my mind.  I would however happily stay out of the garden for a few days if it really did happen.


Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:15

Paving laid these days is supposed to be permeable so runoff will be reduced, although not altogether eliminated.  I agree with Phillipa that it would be a slippery slope if there were add-ons to Council Tax for x, y or z.  How about extra for those with too many kids?  They create extra rubbish, extra strain on local resources, extra pollution getting them to school.....

The recently suggested change to the law to prevent vehicles being parked partly on pavements will only make the problems with parking, and therefore the need to park on house frontages worse.  I'm not saying parking on pavements can't cause problems, but in the area I live, many footpaths are 8' and more wide.  A car using 3' of that doesn't obstruct pedestrian progress and does leave more road accessible to moving traffic.

Fed up

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 13:24

Complaining about how a rose garden looks in April says more about their knowledge than your ability.  What are they expecting?  Full bloom everywhere?  My garden is just about coming back to life and certainly isn't looking good, let alone at its best, currently.

Free gifts on May issue GW

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 13:18
Maddiemoo wrote (see)

Was very unhappy this week with the idea that I needed to pay more for a magazine with a pair of gloves (that I didn't really want or need). Only to find 1) they were too small to wear, and 2) they comprised two left gloves!  Totally useless! 

They weren't wanted, I had no choice in the shop, and they aren't any use.  Next time I know I will go without buying the magazine - shameful.  I certainly won't be subscribing

There are no gloves with the subscription edition so that shouldn't stop you from subscribing.  The fact that the shop only had the 'gloves' edition left isn't GW's fault.

Subscription copy

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:26

Good job I was being polite about the people on the Subscriptions phone.  We're being watched.

Seriously though, it is good to see the GW staff do take an interest in the forums.

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Subscription copy

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